New York Times - Reconquista: Mexico Owns California and Texas, Will Trade For Amnesty
By: Dr. Jake Baker – TapWires News Service
In an op-ed article the New York Times has just published, the claim is made that Mexico was wronged by the United States in the Mexican American War. But they may benevolently give up its “rightful” claim to the ownership of Texas, California and the entire Southwest of the U.S if and only if they receive concessions from the America first.
What they seek is a pearl of great price and that is citizenship for the thirty to fifty million Mexicans currently illegally residing in the United States. However, the ransom for giving up this specious claim of ownership to the American southwest, according to the author, is not just citizenship for all the illegal interlopers here but for their children and all future generations. While they’re at it, why not throw in all their relatives back in Mexico.
Sometimes I believe that the lunatics at the Times publish articles like this Reconquista tripe, to annoy the sane part of the country that is not living in the aging asylum of the north-eastern corridor of the United States.
Perhaps the Times and their Reconquista embracing author Enrique Krauze have forgotten that it was Mexico which declared war on the United States after crossing the Rio Grande on April 25, 1846 attacking and killing the troops of General Zachery Taylor. This was on top of an ongoing dispute already simmering over financial claims issued by the United States against Mexico. At the time of the attack Mexico had already severed relations with the U.S. and this was a surprise attack on U.S. soil and the spilling of U.S. blood. This was the catalyst for this long-simmering feud to boil over making war inevitable. In that war, the United States would easily defeat Mexico in battle after battle under General Zachery Taylor.
Eventually due to reticence on the part of General Taylor to aggressively pursue the Mexican army, President Polk sent another army under the leadership of General Winfield Scott to take Veracruz and continue his march all the way to Mexico City. Winfield entered Mexico City on September 14, 1847.
As the military stage of the conflict ended, a peace with Mexico was offered and eventually codified at the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo February 2, 1848. The United States made large concessions returning to Mexico all the land they had taken from the Rio Grande south to Mexico City. I wonder how many Mexicans living in the corruption, violence and poverty of Mexico wish we had not made that concession.
However, to the winner go the spoils which included the recently annexed Texas, which had gained independence from Mexico, along with lands now comprising parts of New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California and western Colorado for which United States paid Mexico $15 million which would be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 Trillion in today’s economy. Further, the United States dropped citizen claims against Mexico.
With that real history in mind, here are a few excerpts from the NYT fairytale.
MEXICO CITY - The United States invasion of Mexico in 1846 inflicted a painful wound that, in the 170 years that followed, turned into a scar. Donald Trump has torn it open again...
... some Mexicans are proposing to remind Mr. Trump exactly what country was the first victim of American imperialism. They are calling for a lawsuit that would aim to nullify the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on Feb. 2, 1848), in which Mexico - invaded by American soldiers, its capital occupied, its ports and customs stations seized - was forced to accept the American annexation of Texas and concede more than half the rest of Mexican territory, now including most of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and California...
For us Mexicans, this is the chance for a kind of reconquest. Surely not the physical reconquest of the territories that once were ours. Nor an indemnification that should have been much greater than the feeble amount of $15 million that the American government paid, in installments, for the stolen land. We need a reconquest of the memory of that war so prodigal in atrocities inspired by racial prejudices and greed for territorial gain.
But the best and most just reparation would be American immigration reform that could open the road to citizenship for the descendants of those Mexicans who suffered the unjust loss of half their territory.
The entire article which is largely a work of fiction can be found here.History, Mexico, Military, United States, Ransom, NYT, Reconquista, Mexican American War, Illegals Citizenship, Enrique Krauze